Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan

Local neon historians/consultants Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan are the authors/photographers of San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons (Giant Orange Press, 2014).

Since the book’s publication, Al and Randall have continued historic research on individual signs/small businesses and developed walking tours throughout the city, and continue to do historical research and promote awareness for San Francisco’s unique collection of historic neon signs via neon talks, video screenings, and photo exhibits. Neon events are customized to connect with audiences on many levels: science, art, popular culture, design, typography, city history, and the growing national movement to preserve landmark neon signs.